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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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Architect Wins Permission for West London Culinary Quarter

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19 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has won planning approval for a mixed-use development to be known as the Culinary Quarter in London. The project will include two towers of 26 and 36 stories, with spaces dedicated to researching, tasting and developing food. Read more.


Sydney Metro Shortlists Three Developers for Victoria Cross Station and Tower

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16 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Metro has short-listed three development groups to build Victoria Cross Station and a 167-meter commercial tower overhead. The project would include a maximum gross floor area of 60,000 square meters and include 160 car spaces. Read more.


Further Details Emerge on Chicago’s Lincoln Yards Project

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16 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has unveiled a more detailed look at its planned Lincoln Yards project on Chicago’s North Side, where it plans to invest up to $10 billion to develop roughly 1.6 million square meters of residential and office high-rises. Read more.


Commission Awarded for Hangzhou’s 7 Bao Station District

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16 Mar 2018, Hangzhou, China

CallisonRTKL has won an international design competition for the 7 Bao Station district, a transit-oriented development serving Hangzhou’s new central business district. The project seeks to progress the city’s status as a tech hub. Read more.


Sunshine Insurance Tower Completes in Sanya

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15 Mar 2018, Sanya, China

The Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza, a 160-meter mixed-use high-rise designed by Woods Bagot, recently completed in Sanya, China. The tower comprises office space, a 4-star hotel, a private clubhouse, and a rooftop pool. Read more.


Project Brings Rooftop Farming and Canal Life to Brussels

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15 Mar 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen has been chosen to develop a large urban regeneration project in Brussels. Called Key West, the development will include housing as well as space for local production facilities such as microbreweries. Read more.


Shortlist of Architects Announced for 505 George Street in Sydney

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15 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Six architect teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design what could become one of Sydney’s tallest skyscrapers. The mixed-use tower will include retail, apartments, two child-care centers, and a premium hotel. Read more.


Council Set to Reject Woolwich Central Tower in London

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15 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom

The Greenwich Council is set to turn down an application for Woolwich Central Tower, a 27-story high-rise planned in London. The building would have provided 1,000 square meters of commercial space plus 260 apartments. Read more.


New York’s 111 West 57th Street Reaches Halfway Point

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14 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

The under-construction supertall tower at 111 West 57th Street in New York City is now halfway to its final height. The 435.5-meter residential high-rise will contain only 58 condominiums, with the most expensive selling for $59 million. Read more.


Student High-Rise Site in Melbourne Acquired

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14 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A private-equity firm has acquired a Melbourne development site, with plans to develop one of the world’s tallest student housing towers. A permit modification for the site would allow 864 student beds and co-working space over 52 stories. Read more.


Chicago’s Riverline Mega-Development Divided into Separate Residential Projects

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14 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

The $2 billion Riverline mega-development in Chicago has been split into two separate residential projects. The northern portion of the site is set to contain 2,700 units, while the southern portion will house 1,050 apartments. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Luxury Hotel Along Dubai Water Canal

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14 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Additional details have been revealed for a five-star hotel and luxury residential building planned for a site along Dubai Water Canal. The 31-story high-rise, to be called the Private Residences, will be designed by Foster + Partners. Read more.


Team Selected for Charenton-Bercy District Master Plan and Tower in Eastern Paris

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13 Mar 2018, Paris, France

A team that includes the development arm of Bouygues Group and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been chosen to develop the Charenton-Bercy project in eastern Paris. The plan includes a 180-meter-tall net-zero-energy high-rise. Read more.


Approval Granted for Parramatta Office Tower

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13 Mar 2018, Parramatta, Australia

The City of Parramatta has approved an AU$230 million office tower less than three months after the application was lodged. The development at 32 Smith Street will deliver 26,000 square meters of commercial space to the area. Read more.


Una Condo Tower Will Rise on Brickell Waterfront in Miami

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12 Mar 2018, Miami, United States

Developers plan a 47-story condo tower, dubbed Una, on the Brickell waterfront in Miami. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the building’s amenities include a spa and fitness center, private marina, and three pools. Read more.


Clarence Street Residential Tower Tops Out in Sydney

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12 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 25-story residential tower has topped out in Sydney’s CBD. The building features 220 apartments and ground-floor retail outlets. The developer has reportedly sold 95 percent of its first and final release of apartments. Read more.


Largest Regeneration Scheme in Wales to Begin in Cardiff

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12 Mar 2018, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The first phase of the largest regeneration scheme in Cardiff is set to begin in September 2018. The development will feature 1,000 apartments, 139,354 square meters of new office space, and a waterfront plaza offering food and beverage options. Read more.


Units Now Available in High-Rise Project in Subang Jaya

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12 Mar 2018, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Units in a two-tower development in Subang Jaya are now available for purchase. The 361-unit project, called Lot 15, is being marketed toward first-time buyers and young professionals with one- and two-bedroom apartments. Read more.


Manchester Councilors Back Revised St. Michael’s Tower Proposal

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09 Mar 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester councilors have voted in favor of an architect’s controversial plan for the St. Michael’s Tower in the city center. The green light came despite objections from preservation groups concerned with the tower’s impact. Read more.


277 Fifth Avenue Officially Tops Out in New York City

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09 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

The Rafael Viñoly-designed 277 Fifth Avenue has topped out in New York City at 202 meters tall. The 55-story residential high-rise contains 130 one- to four-bedroom condominiums, with prices starting at $1.9 million. Read more.


Japan’s Tallest Building Unveils Open-Air, Rooftop Attraction Overlooking Osaka

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09 Mar 2018, Osaka, Japan

An open-air attraction atop Japan’s tallest building, the 300-meter Abeno Harukas building, has been unveiled. Called “Edge at Harukas,” the sky deck provides views of Osaka from a 20-meter-long ledge where visitors are tethered to the building. Read more.


Eurocity Set to Rise in Gibraltar

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08 Mar 2018, Gibraltar, Gibraltar

New renderings have been revealed for Eurocity, a three-tower, 366-home mixed-use development set to rise in Gibraltar. The upscale project includes the city's future tallest building, which will rise 70 meters and 22 floors. Read more.


Melbourne Quarter’s First Tower Tops Out

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08 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The first tower in Lendlease’s Melbourne Quarter development has topped out at 13 stories, two months after the developer was given the green light to develop its third and final tower in the new AU$1.9 billion precinct. Read more.


Upscale Condo Tower Planned Near Minneapolis Riverfront

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08 Mar 2018, Minneapolis, United States

Developers have unveiled a 39-story condo tower slated to be built along the Minneapolis riverfront. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the 101-unit tower could be the tallest and priciest condo project to rise in the city since the recession. Read more.


Japanese Giant to Build Condos in Gurgaon, India

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08 Mar 2018, Gurgaon, India

A Japanese conglomerate has partnered with an Indian developer to begin Phase 1 of a 5,000-home development in the northern city of Gurgaon. The initial phase will see the construction of two 35-story condominium towers with 433 units. Read more.


Sydney Approves 50-Story Hotel Project

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07 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Developers have been granted approval to build a 50-story mixed-use tower that would contain hotel, retail, and residential uses in Sydney’s CBD. The AU$426 million development follows a number of other high-rise proposals in the area. Read more.


Architect Envisions Super-Slender Cylindrical Skyscraper for New York

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07 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

An architect has released a speculative proposal for a 400-meter-tall skyscraper in New York City that would be supported by spiraling steel cables rather than columns. The office tower would feature an observation deck on the 96th floor. Read more.


After 12-Day Standoff, Workers Strip Trump Name from Panama Hotel

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07 Mar 2018, Panama City, Panama

The owners of a luxury Panama City hotel that is managed by the Trump Organization have taken control of the 70-story building after a 12-day dispute that ended when a Panamanian judicial official backed the hotel’s majority owners. Read more.


Top Floors of Kuala Lumpur's Merdeka PNB118 to House Upscale Hotel

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06 Mar 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An upscale hotel chain will occupy the top 17 floors of the 118-story Merdeka PNB118, which is currently under construction in Kuala Lumpur. The building is on track to become the world’s third-tallest building once completed in 2021. Read more.


Sydney CBD Hotel Approved After Modifications

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06 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

The City of Sydney has granted a developer approval to build an 18-story hotel designed by Plus Architecture in the city’s CBD. The proposal for the AU$35 million hotel was the third application for the site to be submitted by the developer. Read more.